My Coloring Book (a Christmas Song)

The holidays are here and we'd like to suggest our Christmas song for your holiday listening. Written by Frank Dicker, recorded by Hattie Craven and Rob Tracy and produced by Polo Jones.

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DJ represents the Dicker/Jones Project, CD album, "Butterflies Are Free"

 

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"Shed My Skin," from the new album "A Thousand Roads."

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Welcome to Dicker Songs. A platform of original songs.

Frank Dicker, songwriter, has written some intellegent diversified songs. His songs have been created for other artists, film, TV, games and marketing.

With this catalogue of songs you'll find country, country rock, americana, jazz, and the blues.

"Butterflies Are Free"

 

Polo Jones (of the Zucchero band and The Body Guard film) Produced ten of Frank's songs:

Here is a collection of ten Frank Dicker songs produced by Polo Jones. Each song was recorded by some of the finest artists around. Dave Adams (Montrose), Mike Vanderhule (Y&T), Polo Jones (Zucchero), Kat Dyson (Prince), Will Russ Jr, Vernon "Burnin'" Kenny Aronoff (John Melencamp), Rob Tracy, Terry Martin. Mark Fenichel,Edward Jones, Ric Felicano and the Funky Horns, Danny B., Jason Marks, Joey Trombley, Abraham Laborial Jr (Paul McCartney) and Alfred San Miguel.

 

 

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Kenny Arnoff

Kenny Aronoff

Associated acts John Mellencamp, BoDeans, John Fogerty, Cinderella, Chickenfoot, Jerry Lee Lewis
Website http://kennyaronoff.com
Kenny Aronoff (born March 7, 1953 in Albany, New York)[1][2] is an American drummer who has been the sideman for many bands both live and in the studio. He is most recognized as being the longtime drummer for John Mellencamp, with whom he worked from 1980 to 1996. He is also known for his recorded drums and percussion with many recording artists.
Website http://kennyarnoff.com
Kenny Aronoff (born March 7, 1953 in Albany, New York)[1][2] is an American drummer who has been the sideman for many bands both live and in the studio. He is most recognized as being the longtime drummer for John Mellencamp, with whom he worked from 1980 to 1996. He is also known for his recorded drums and percussion with many recording artists.


Kat Dyson
Southern-born guitarist/vocalist Kat Dyson relocated to Los Angeles from Montreal via Minneapolis where she was a featured guitarist & vocalist with Prince as a member of the New Power Generation. Her contributions to this musical alliance can be heard on the following recordings: Emancipation, The Truth and Newpowersoul.

Along the way,she has performed with renowned artists including Cyndi Lauper,Natalie Cole,Ivan Neville,Donny Osmond,rap artist T.I.,Seal,Sheila E and C.O.E.D.,Joi,George Clinton and the P-Funk AllStars, MusiqueSoulchild,Phoebe Snow,Res,The Winans,Mary Mary,Yolanda Adams,Big Mamma Thornton, Ben E. King,Bo Diddley, Odetta,Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir,Celine Dion, Roch Voisine and many others.

Her studio work includes sessions for such artists as Keb Mo',Ziggy Marley,Sheila E.,Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Mick Jagger [Alfie soundtrack], Jeff Healey, Jamaican producers Sly and Robbie, Cat Cooer of Third World and Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic). Before joining forces with Prince, Ms. Dyson is a contributing guitarist and vocalist on the multi-platinum Cyndi Lauper greatest hits album, "12 Deadly Cyns",along with 'Sisters of Avalon'"At Last" and "The Body Acoustic.She continues to perform with Ms. Lauper.

Highlights of her work in film and television include: As a featured credited musician, her soulful guitar can be heard in the filmscore for DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA, starring Darryl Hannah. She also composed and performed several pieces of music for HBO's acclaimed documentary series AMERICA UNDERCOVER. Since 1998, Ms.Dyson has also been a fixture as lead guitarist in such talk-show house bands as The Wayne Brady Show, The Donny & Marie Show and The Magic Hour, with Sheila E.

She completed over 200 shows with italian rock artist ZUCCHERO on the highly acclaimed FLY TOUR 2007 and ALL THE BEST TOUR 2008. At present, she continues to tour with him on CHOCABECK TOUR 2011. She is a member of the rock trio, CHALLENGE with T.M.Stevens and Cindy Blackman-Santana. She also continues to be a go-to guitarist for many; including playing for Black Rock Coalition events such as THE BRC all female orchestra, conducted by Tamar Kali. In addtion to releasing her EP 'COLOUR KOMMENTARY, she continues composing music for television and film in Los Angeles.







CORRECTION: KENNY ARONOFF

My music friends Will Russ Jr and Burnin' Vernon Davis recording artists on "Butterflies Are Free" album.




Burnin’ Vernon Davis & Aftermath
Burnin’ Vernon Davis is a professional musician based in the Bay Area (originally from Texas) for over 30 years.
He is a sought after and talented lead guitarist and lead vocalist and has performed with bands such as Archie
Bell and the Drells, Etta James, Anita Baker, Mary Wells, Edwin Starr, Fever, En Vogue, War, Buddy Miles, Paul
Anka, Peter Tosh, George Clinton, Patty La Belle, Mother’s Finest, and many more. As a lead vocalist, Vernon has
lead Bay Area bands such as the Cool Jerks, Groove Therapy, and Super Squeeze.
Vernon is currently lead guitarist and lead vocalist of his latest project, a power trio called Aftermath. Their
musical style has been described as “from A to Z”, meaning anything from Al Green to Led Zeppelin. Vernon is
known for his ability to cater to an audience with his melding of funk, soul, R&B, jazz, blues and classic rock,
forming his own unique sound.

Will Russ Jr., the Detroit born, bred and raised singer commands a voice as soothing as a cool summer breeze and as comforting as a loving embrace. You will be gently glided from song to song by a voice that is incredibly smooth as it is inviting.

Will Russ Jr. creates a seduction of soulful interpretations and brilliant vocal arrangements that will hypnotically caress you and have you falling in Love over and over again.

Will has had the humble honor of performing with or opening for the following artists:

Mavis Staples
Ray Charles
Brian McKnight
Mariah Carey
Michael Bolton
Kenny G
Huey Lewis
The Temptations
Darius Rucker
Clay Walker
Overtone (Acapella group)
Sista Monica Parker
Jody Watley
Dale Ockerman (Doobie Brothers) just to name a few
He has also been honored to perform for: Clint & Dina Eastwood, Danielle Steel, Susie Tompkins Buell, Mayor Willie Brown and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Will has performed for corporate, private and venues around the world, most recently: Italy, Chile, Tahiti, Monaco, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Atlantis-Paradise Island, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Canada, Alaska, Holland, Germany, France and all across the United States.

"Butterflies Are Free" producer Polo Jones

Polo Jones: Bassist and musical director for Italian Superstar Zucchero, and has worked with Carlos Santana, Ray Charles, Sting, Luciano Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Beck, Andrea Bocelli, Bono, Joe Cocker, Brian May, Narada Michael Walden, Larry Graham, Delores O’Riordian & others. His work with longtime partner Zucchero and others can be heard on more than nine multi-platinum certified and grammy award winning recordings, including work on Whitney Houston’s Mega Hit Song “I’m Every Woman” from her movie “The Bodyguard”, which is a 25X platinum certified album. Polo’s work is also credited on other notable projects with Paul Young, Pavarotti, film soundtracks and trailers such as Batman Returns, “Wrong Turn” (2005), etc.

Miss Donna and our friend Mike Vanderhule of Y&T.

Since 2006, Mike has been touring the world as a member of the classic/hard-rock band Y&​T playing major international festivals, concert halls and clubs. Since his joining, Mike has recorded their DVD "One Hot Night" and two CDs, "Facemelter" and "Live at the Mystic." ​

website- www.YandTRocks.com​



As a side man, Mike has performed and/or recorded with Montrose, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), John Denver, Neal Schon (Journey),​​ Greg Kihn, Steve Lukather (Toto), Kip Winger (Winger), Eric Martin (Mr.Big), ​ Mickey Thomas (Starship), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Fee Waybill (The Tubes), Jesse Collin Young (Youngbloods), Aalcatrazz (feat. Graham Bonnet),​​ Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Jeff Scott Soto (Soul Sirkus, Talisman, TSO), Ron Keel (Keel), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Tyran Porter (Doobie Bros.), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Andreas Öberg (world acclaimed jazz guitarist), Larry Mitchell (Tracy Chapman, Billy Squire, Rick Ocasek),​​​ blues/rock artist Jackie Greene and country artist Shelly Streeter.​


Prior to Y&T, he recorded and toured with SoulMotor, featuring Brian Wheat (Tesla) and Tommy Mclendon (UFO). He’s also recorded three albums and toured internationally with guitar virtuoso Michael Lee Firkins.


Mike was also a member of Seven Reasons, who performed on the Mark and Brian radio show KLOS Los Angeles, and performed with Bon Jovi, Vince Neil, Winger and Montrose in support of their self-titled CD which Mike produced.

Thanks to the Frank Dicker Band and producer Polo Jones

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Thanks to Frankie Dee and Jim Dicker, Sr.

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Thanks to Pat and Robin Hughes and Donna Dicker, my love

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